Hunger by J. Le MagnenHunger by J. Le Magnen


byJ. Le Magnen

Paperback | March 31, 1986

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From birth, the urge to eat is the most common everyday experience. Eating to be nourished is the most basic behaviour of human life, and is one of the main functions in all living organisms. Clear answers to a number of important questions have only recently begun to emerge. Why are animals hungry? How are they driven to seek and eat selected foods? How do they become satiated so that they ingest the exact amount of food they need for growth and to maintain stable body weight in adulthood? This book is the first synthesis, by one hand, of the new knowledge on feeding behaviour. It describes the roles of body depletion and repletion of energy and of specific nutrients, of the orosensory qualities of food and of the brain in integrating and interpreting internal and external signals. This volume complements that of B.J. & E.T. Rolls, Thirst, in the same series.
Title:HungerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:March 31, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521311225

ISBN - 13:9780521311229


Table of Contents

Foreword Jeffrey Gray; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Experimental techniques and procedures; 2. Basic facts and normal feeding; 3. Systemic and sensory stimulation to eat; 4. Determinants of meal size; 5. Body energy balance; 6. The regulation of body weight or body fat mass; 7. Developmental aspects; 8. Brain mechanisms of hunger arousal and meal initiation; 9. Brain mechanisms of satiation and meal size; 10. Brain mechanisms of body energy balance and of maintenance of fat mass; 11. Nutrient-specific appetites; Conclusion; References; Index.